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DON MAGGARD asked on February 14, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

BlueScreen Atapi.sys On Start Up

» I got this blue screen Atapi.sys Address F8568256 base at F8560000 datestamp 4802539d. The fact I get it every few months is a stressful thought. Can anyone help?

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» Blue screen of death(BSOD), just as its name suggests, is a tough error. It usually means that there's something seriously wrong with your system. The computer will stop playing, and just shows a blue screen with several lines which most users don't understand. The problem is that everything you are doing will be missing. For the average computer user, this can mark the end of the computer. Quite often, the first reaction is to restart the machine to get rid of the blue screen of death, and luckily you may see the error gone. But this doesn't imply you would never receive the blue screen of death again, probably you will be mad at getting this accident not long after.

The reasons behind BSOD can be a hardware conflict, driver's failure, or a virus infection(Trojan:Win64/Alureon). Now we just talk about the driver's failure, the driver files with the .sys extension are actually dll files, and are the basic reasons for BSOD. If you are not one of the lucky ones who can fix the BSOD with a reboot, then you will need to do some diagnosis to resolve the problem. With all the possible reasons for the BSOD ranging from software to hardware, or hardware drivers, it is very difficult to list a precise set of instructions for every possibly BSOD. Don't be panic about it. Here is a simple way for you to repair blue screen, provided that you have already downloaded DLL Suite, which is a professional dll file error fixer.

Firstly, reboot the computer in safe mode: press the F8 key before the Windows screen appears. This will boot the computer into the Advanced Options screen where you can choose advanced boot options. Choose "Safe Mode" and press "Enter", wait for the Windows screen to appear, then click DLL Suite, run it and the blue screen will be repaired automatically, just because DLL Suite has built-in driver files, and it can replace the failure driver's file which causes the blue screen of death. This specially designed dll file related error fixer has been acclaimed by the users ever since being put into market.

Up to here, the direct cause for the blue screen of death has been removed. If some of your dll file are out of date, or corrupted, BSOD will also be triggered, therefore, next you need to do a dll file scan to find out which dll files are abnormal and need to be troubleshooted. At this moment, please just use DLL Suite's Home menu to do it for you.

With the help of DLL Suite, to fix BSOD becomes a piece of cake. It's your turn to enjoy the benefit of keeping away from the blue screen of death in such an easy and safe way!

KELTIE JAMIESON replied on February 19, 2013

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  1. THOMAS HARRISON replied on February 14, 2013: » The atapi.sys (or it's mechanism) has been known to be a target of malicious software, so I would start here:

    Click Start, Run and in the box enter: msinfo32

    Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.

    Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining issues: Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detection programs: Hit Malware

  2. FOONG FOOK replied on February 14, 2013: » Worked for me was to: Unplug hard drive from infected computer.

    Plug into working computer and scan with TDSSKiller. Reboot

  3. CHRIS QUAM replied on February 15, 2013: » Run the hard drive diagnostic utility program, Looks like a WD Blue Sata drive D/L Data lifeguard for DOS (CD) burn to a CD, boot from the CD and run the hard drive long test.

  4. KIRK THOMPSON replied on February 16, 2013: » Obviously, you have to get the program from a working machine. You will download the .iso to make a bootable cd. You will need third-party burning software to do this such as Roxio, Nero, or the free ImgBurn. Burn as an image, not as data. Then boot with the media you made (you may need to change the boot priority in your BIOS so that the optical drive is the first boot device). The test will run immediately. Let the test run for an hour or two - unless errors are seen immediately. If you get any errors, replace the RAM.

  5. HELEN WASHBURN replied on February 17, 2013: » Another good troubleshooting step is to boot with a Linux Live CD. This has two advantages: 1) if the system will run, you can back up any data that missed your last backup; and 2) running the machine with Linux helps to determine if the problems are caused by software or hardware. If the machine is unbearably slow and/or Linux can't run correctly, you know the hardware is at fault. If the machine behaves perfectly under Linux, you know that software (Windows) is at fault.

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